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Site Update: September 2015 September 24, 2015

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Hi everyone. 10 new resources have been added to the main website so far this month. Full details (and links) are given here. Thanks to everyone who sent in contributions this time! Find out how you can support the site by clicking this link.

The Write Book September 9, 2015

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http://www.booktrust.org.uk/programmes/primary/the-write-book/
The Book Trust‘s The Write Book project features a collection of great resources for KS2 teachers based on using children’s books to inspire writing. There are case studies, that show how the programme has been implemented in other schools, as well as videos, audit tools & advice. You can even use the Book Trust Bookfinder to help you locate a suitable text to use as a focus.

EFDSS Folk Music & Dance Resources September 8, 2015

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http://efdss.org/efdss-education/resource-bank
The English Folk Dance & Song Society‘s resource bank contains lots of material that will be useful for primary teachers in dance, music and other lessons. The beginners’ guides provide introductory background information on folk music, dance, song, costume and drama. There are also teaching resources and a collection of song lyrics and audio files to use with your students.

Zeit für Deutsch (German Lessons) September 7, 2015

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http://www.zeitfuerdeutsch.com/home/lesson-plans/
Those of you who are teaching German might find Sean Sullivan’s Zeit für Deutsch website very useful. It features lessons plans together with resources & activities for teaching an initial year of the language to year 3 primary students.

The lessons follow the topics featured in the excellent German language teaching resources produced by Goethe Institut which can be downloaded from this link and is another site that is well worth visiting.

The Human Eye September 4, 2015

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http://www.visiondirect.co.uk/the-human-eye
This great interactive resource from UK opticians Vision Direct focusses (no pun intended) on the human eye. There are two main sections. In the first you can click on the various parts of the eye to learn what they are called and what they do. In the second you can explore how the eye allows people to see. You can see how the iris alters the size of the pupil depending on the brightness and also watch how the lens changes shape to adjust the focus length.

It’s great to see that the resource is also available in Welsh…
http://www.visiondirect.co.uk/the-human-eye-welsh